2017 McDonald’s/Lake Area Kiwanis Basketball Tournament
Dec. 21-23, 2017 | LIVE From Bradford High School (Starke)
Participating teams: Bradford (Starke) – Host, Creekside (St. Johns), Gainesville, Landrum (SC), Madison County, Santa Fe (Alachua), Stanton (Jacksonville), Union County (Lake Butler). Follow us on Twitter for updates. #KiwanisChristmasTournament
A minimum of eight (8) games will be broadcast ‘live’ and ‘archived’ during the tournament (AUDIO ONLY).
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Thursday, Dec. 21
Santa Fe (Alachua) 61, Stanton (Jacksonville) 32 – Junior Saveon Webster had a team-high 11 points, and a total of 12 players scored for the Raiders, who built a 25-9 first quarter lead and cruised to the victory to even their record at 3-3. Sophomore Nick Nist led Stanton (0-7) with 12.
Gainesville 62, Madison County 44 – Senior Christian Miller-Cardwell finished with a game-high 22 points for GHS (6-2), which won its third straight game. The Cowboys (2-2) were led by Tre Adams with 13 points.
Creekside (St. Johns) 69, Landrum (SC) 62 – Senior Noah Lippy was 6-of-8 from behind the arc and finished with a team-high 18 points, leading four players in double figures, as the Knights (8-0) stayed unbeaten. Junior Trey Smith led the previously undefeated Cardinals (7-1) with 30 points.
Bradford (Starke) 75, Union County (Lake Butler) 45 – Three players scored in double figures for the Tornadoes (8-1), led by senior Chris Cummings with 15 points. The Tigers (3-6) got a game-high 21 points from sophomore Jacquez Hendrieth.
Friday, Dec. 22
Madison County 75, Landrum (SC) 70 – Five players scored in double figures for the Cowboys (3-2), led by Travis Jay and Devarrion Brown with 15 points apiece. Junior Trey Smith & senior Foster Bridges scored 24 and 21 points, respectively, for the Cardinals (7-2)
Stanton (Jacksonville) 67, Union County (Lake Butler) 47 – Sophomore Nick Nist scored a game-high 30 points as the Blue Devils (1-7) won their first game of the season. Sophomore Jaquez Hendrieth led the Tigers (3-7) with 14.
Gainesville 69, Creekside (St. Johns) 58 – In a match-up of two of the top 10 teams in The Prep Zone Power Poll, Senior Christian Miller-Cardwell scored a game-high 26 points and senior Diamond Smith had 15 as GHS (7-2) advanced to the championship game. Senior Noah Lippy led the Knights (8-1), ranked 2nd in Class 8A according to MaxPreps, with 15.
Bradford (Starke) 58, Santa Fe (Alachua) 49 – Junior Jordan Lee led 10 Bradford players in scoring with 10 points as the Tornadoes (9-1) advanced to the championship game. Junior Saveon Webster led the Raiders (3-4) with 18.
Saturday, Dec. 23
7th-Place: Landrum (SC) 98, Union County (Lake Butler) 75 – Junior Trey Smith finished with 35 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds & senior Foster Bridges had 27 points & 5 rebounds for the Cardinals (8-2).
Consolation Championship: Madison County 72, Stanton (Jacksonville) 48 – Vincenta Mitchell (18) and Travis Jay (17) led the Cowboys (4-2) in scoring. Nick Nist led the Blue Devils (1-8) with 25.
3rd-Place: Creekside (St. Johns) 58, Santa Fe (Alachua) 40 – Senior Noah Lippy, who was named to the All-Tournament team, led the Knights (9-1) with 17 points. Junior Saveon Webster led the Raiders (3-5) with 13.
Championship: Gainesville 75, Bradford (Starke) 55 – Tournament MVP Christian Miller-Cardwell led the the ‘Canes (8-2) with 22 points, while senior Dallas Tealer added 20 to make the All-tournament team. Bradford (9-2) was led by All-Tournament team member Tavi’en Young with 19.
#KiwanisChristmasTournament All-Tournament Team
Christian Miller-Cardwell (GHS) (MVP), Dallas Tealer (GHS), Tavi’en Young (Bradford), Noah Lippy (Creekside), Travis Jay (Madison County)
Honorable mention: Foster Bridges & Trey Smith (Landrum), Nick Nist (Stanton)
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